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♪ she likes red meat >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thank you, jeanie. i'm wolf blitzer. join us weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday from 6:00 p.m. eastern. at this time every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. it has been called the walmart of sex trafficking but now the adult services section of craigslist is
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ken sored? censored? craig list is not explaining. the pressure has been grows and last week the attorney's general in 17 states called on craigslist to take just such an action and connecticut attorney general says craigslist made this move on its own. >> craig list either cannot or will not effectively screen out the ads. so craigslist really voluntarily did the right thing. as a result of our job owning and talking to them.
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but i think that it can be a model for other sites that may either, enable or encourage prostitution ads. >> this is undeniably affecting millions of internet users leading our investigate into all of this has been amber lion. amber, what do you know about the latest? >> well, good evening, tom, victim's advocates now are praising craigslist for this latest decision. if you go to any part of craigslist, any city in the u.s. and scroll down to where the adult service's section used to be, you're now greeted with this black bar that says "censored" and you can't access the section. we've been trying to get ahold of craigslist to find out if this is permanent. we haven't been able to get ahold of them but one thing is for sure, this has caused a ton of controversy saying that women and children are being sold like sex slaves on this portion of the site against their will. so in may of 2009, a little
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history here, craigslist came out and said we'll manually screen the ads to protect the women and children. so here at cnn we conducted an investigation to put a check on craigslist, were they doing what this they promised the public they would do? we created this ad where we clearly wroes $200 an hour and put the words, "sweet", "innocent" or a "new girl." despite the fact that this brec all of craigslist's rules it was posted online anyway and we brought the results of our investigation to the founder of craigslist. craig newmark. >> they are saying they're monitoring the ads on adult services to check to see if the girls are under age so we put some words in here. "sweet", "innocent", "new girl." we'll see if craigslist lets her ad post and we'll see what kinds of calls we get.
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>> i saw your ad on craigslist. >> yeah, we've had 15 calls. and the ad's only been unfor three hours. 15 calls in three hours. craigslist says its staff manually screens all the adult service's ads that and will reject any that look or sound like you're selling sex. that may not be easy but when we looked through the ads most of them are pretty play tent. we investigate juvenile trafficking. >> most of the young people we work with exploited on line talk about craigslist. that's the walmart of online sex trafficking. >> so we're here at george washington university and we just found out that craig newmark, the founder of craigslist, is speaking here today at a tech conference. he don't know we're coming and he's been very media shy about all the allegations against him. he's the craigie if the craigslist." it's his list. can people trust that people are
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not being sex trafficked on craigslist? >> i think we explained that pretty thoroughly. >> that's where jim buckmaster says you will immediately contact law enforcement if you suect jobws area. good for a community of 50 million people. >> kr the inspector with the d.c. police department and in charge of the prostitution enforcement unit. in craigslist log they say they'll contact law enforcement any time they see a suspicious ads and you say you've never been contacted by them? >> we're not getting called. >> what are you guys doing to protect these girls? you guys say in the blog, that you will remove any ad that looks like the person might be suggesting they're going to offer sex. look at this ad.
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it says, young, sexy, sweet and bubbly. clearly she writes, $250 an hour. what do you think she's selling in her bra and underwear, a dinner date? and she's in her bra and underwear. >> have you reported this to us? you guy say you screen all these manually on your blog. >> i don't know what this is. >> and jim buckmaster said they're being screened. >> why do i have the responsibility to report this to you when it's your website? you're the one posting this online. i just want to know, i mean -- okay. >> we've run into a lot of victims and a lot of advocates that pretty much call your site the walmart of child sex trafficking. in 2008 craigslist agreed to report any suspicious ads to the center for missing and exploited children which works with police the to find and rescue
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trafficking victims. two years and hundreds of thousands of sketchy ads later, the center says craigslist has reported fewer than 100. >> and amber, if i understand this correctly, when you did this, when you investigated this way, craigslist response to all this was to suggest that somehow, the problem was you? >> yeah. that's right, tom. kill the messenger philosophy. tried to shift the focus from the real issue to me and came out trying to slam my ethic's and cnn's ethics and i always say, you can call me whatever name you want, but, please don't question my ethic's as a journalist. i want to show you something craig wrote. this op ed for the -- he called our interskroou view with us an ambush and says we approached him after an event where he had just spoken about stuff like real support for our troops and veterans. well, we found a copy of the
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exact speech craig newmark was giving the day we approached him and it's called "trust is the new black." not once in this 10-minute long speech does they mention anything about veterans or soldiers for that matter. you can youtube it if you want to check it out and see what the meaning was. in addition, he said that we ambushed him. we didn't. after craig gave this speech he was inside the building and we approached him and identified ourselves as being with cnn and told him we wanted to speak with him about the topic of his speech, trust. craig agreed. he walked outside with us and we switched locations at one point because he didn't want the sun in his ayes. he could have walked away at any point and at one point he did walk away. i didn't follow him. i let him go and he came back to me and that's when i continued to ask him more questions. so credibility, very important for us at cnn and just want to clear up this point, tom, that it was not an after bush interview. >> certainly, amber we appreciate your work on it and
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the craigslist folks, we hope they'll come on with us and explain more thoroughly everything that's been happening at their site these days. big news this weekend. thanks, amber. speaking of troops, in afghanistan, president hamid karzai has taken a stef down a controversial path announcing he's establish a peace council to promote reconciliation with the taliban. he's made similar proposals before but this is his most concrete step in that direction. u.s. leaders said the idea of luring lower-level taliban fighters into a peaceful alliance shows some promise. what's not clear is how or if such a program would work. if you are spending this holiday weekend on the beach soaking up the post hurricane sun, that's fine. just make sure you stay on shore. earl is gone. but our jackie jaris will explain why the water is still remarkably dangerous. stay with us. [ female announcer ] you use the healing power of touch every day.
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stay out of the water. that's the warnings because of rip current caused by earl. the hurricane has weakened to a tropical storm and it's left about 200,000 people without power in the province of nova scotia. but the big concern is for folks going to the beach this labor day weekend. as we said, earl is creating dangerous rip current along the entire eastern seaboard that should last through the holiday for more on that, jackie joins us. jackie? what's going on? it's hard for some people to believer, i think, tom. when you look at where earl is right now, a tropical storm, making its way through new finland and labrador and you think, things look great up and down the east coast. look at our live camera in our affiliate. that's cape canaveral. the sun is shining and it's beautiful but there's danger in the water and let me tell you why.
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it's called a "rip current." the waved generated from earl were very strong as it made its way up and down the east coast. the water as it gets pushed towards the shore, piles up in this area. well, the pressure from that becomes so great and eventually it has to go back out to sea and it will rip through sand bars and create this very fast-moving channel of water. it's not very wide, maybe 20 to 100 feet. but it moves so fast. we're talking 8 seconds -- or, 8 feet per second. even an olympic swimmer can't keep up with that. what do you do and what do they look like? here's a picture of a rip current. 23 you're at the beach, look other your condo window or look -- take an assessment of the shore. they're not always quite this obvious but you'll usually see that little channel or part of the water that looks a little dirtier than the rest or it looks like it's moving in a little bit of a different direction from that. lots of rescues took place last
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weekend. this is one from west palm beach, florida, as a result of hurricane danielle. earl will have a lot of rescue this is weekend, i think, as well. so heed the warning signs. don't swim by yourself and swim paralegal to the shore. that's what you're supposed to do until you get to areas of safety. new york city is not the only place with controversy over a proposed mosque. federal officials now know what started the fire at this construction site in tennessee. stay with us. 48
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let's check some of our top stories right now. the fire at a mosque construction site in tennessee has been determined to be arson this weekend but so far, no suspects. it happened last weekend on the spot where the new islamic center of must freeseboro will stand.
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flames destroy aid earth mover and damaged three other vehicles. the site has attracted protesters both for and against the mosque. bp plans to install a in blowout preventer to top the we can in the gulf of mexico. everything appears to have gone as planned. when yous removed the original blowout preventer and began to slowly lift it to the surface for analysis -- remember it's massive, massive machinery -- they plan to complete the relief well and execute the bottom kill to seal the well for good. christ church, new zealand and surrounding communities are still picking up the pieces from a powerful 7.0 earthquake. no deaths reported by two peeks it turns out were seriously hurt and damage was extensive. a state of emergency has been imposed while authorities scramble to repair the damage and restore services. a new study raises questions about fidelity and none bigger than this one. why is a man five times for likely to cheat on his wife if
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more and more women are making bigger bucks than their husbands these days. "time" magazine reported that in the country's top 140 cities with median salary for young women is 8% higher than it is for young men. you can look at hollywood couples and you get some idea of how it might affect things. jesse james cheated on sandra bullock ending their marriage. a new study examined the science behind sleazy behavior. a researcher are cornell found that men who bring in no outside income are five times more likely to cheat than men who earn the same amount as their wives or live-in partner. to understand why, dr. wendy walsh joins us. she's a psychologist and
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relationship expert. >> how are you? >> i don't know what to make of this. this is about men who are -- are they trying to get back at their wives for being the bread winner? do they feel interior? what's going on? >> yeeng it's always repressed anger. i think that it's men self-identify by being a provider, protector or having some kind of sexual prowess. so if they don't feel like a provider it's a way to massage their ego. but part of the study said if men make a whole lot more than their wife then they also are more likely to cheat. >> and women, apparently, who make a whole lot more than their husband also do the same thing, right? >> it's the income gap say lot bigger for either. it lends us to -- if you think of someone that climbs the corporate ladder. an entrepreneur that builds businesses. where they're perceived by most people as having lots of self-confidence and self-esteem,
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they're usually driven by some underlying sense of security so when they get to this place of power they want to continue to feed their ego with now, sexual conquests. >> i want to bring up the full screen. financial dependence a also seems to have an opposite effect on women. women who are very financially dependent on their partner, were found to be 75% less likely to cheat than women who were the bread winners. >> we know when not to mess with the gravy train. we're smart. women can divert sexual energy, repress it, put it aside, if it's having to do with their survival and extracting resources from the environment. we're seeing now fewer and fewer women who are completely dependent on their husbands because since the recession a lot of very expensive male employees were laid off so there are plenty of households where women are making more than their husbands and this is their concern. if he make more than their
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husband will this beat up his self-esteem and make him more likely to be a cheater? >> men don't like being referred to as "the environment." let me ask you quick, how much might this have nothing to do with psychology? what if it just has to do with opportunity. people who have time or a lot of money they have the time or the money 20 scheet and run around. >> i think it's both. i think psychology is, what, the environment? meaning a biological predisposition. i think opportunity is something that play into our psychology. but i think also, money is power and people use money in a powerful way. >> wendy, thanks for joining us and blareak it down. see you next time. join us tonight at 10:00 p.m. we'll have the late-breaking stories. next, a special presentation of martina, my toughest opponent. the greatest women's tennis player ever. she's in the fight of her life.
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>> reporter: this year, more than 1.3 million women worldwide, will hear the words "you have breast cancer." four words that will change their lives forever. that single moment will become a turning point. the start of a tenacious battle against a killer. the day she heard those four words, martina navratilova cried. a woman who defected from check slovakia at the age of 18.
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bravely blazed the trail for homosexual acceptance, a woman many consider to be the best tennis player ever lived, and now braced for the fight of her life. in this rare half-hour, martina navratilova allows you into her personal battle with cancer. you'll walk with her through radiation. meet her doctor and support team. find out what martina navratilova believes saved her life. >> this was like my second home so it's going to be a sweet home coming, i think. i'm going to see what happens but i feel pretty confident.
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she's playing really well. she's been hitting a lot. i think we'll probably have been playing more tennis than anybody else out there. >> martina navratilova and yame in have a lot in common. both czech-born tennis pros who have a special connection. both are wimbledon champions. martina navratilova dominated in materially 70s and early '80s. with 59 grand slam tennis titles she has more titles than any other man or woman. in 2010, martina navratilova and yana reunited in london to play the legends at wimbledon. but martina navratilova played two days after completing an intensive course of cancer treatment. >> when i finally heard the news that martina does have breast cancer, i was really worried and very saddened by the news. it was like disbelief, almost.
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you're like, martina? sick? that cannot be. >> reporter: while i i had a mammogram in january and they said i need to come back for a closer look. in february i went back and they magnified it and said, well, there's a cluster. we'll probably do a biopsy just to be sure. i went to denver to get the biopsy on tuesday, looks good. it should be nothing. wednesday, my doctor, call mess and said, are you sitting down? and she said, why? and she said, "it came back positive." >> the type of cancer is a very -- it's -- it remains in the ducts of the breast. >> indeed, martina navratilova was struck with the most common type of noninvasive breast
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cancer. sbroe ductal cancer known as ductal carcinoma, offer referred to as dcif for short. the word "carcinoma" means it begins in the tissue like the breast tissue. this starts inside the milk ducts. in her case the news is encouraging because the cancer is isolated and had not spread to the surrounding tissue 37 but like more than a million women worldwide is diagnosis came as a shock. she didn't feel sick at all. she was the picture of health. and fitness. >> i heard on february 24th, which is kind of my 9/11, you don't forget that date when your life is changed forever. although i did not hear the word cancer. i heard "your biopsy was positive." i'm like, positive usually is good. that's not good. what does that mean? the first thought was, of course, this can't be happening. but, yeah, it was happening. i was in denial for about two
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seconds and then i cried for about, i don't know, a minute. and i said, what do we do? >> reporter: in martina navratilova case the good news the cancer is isolated and has not spread to the surrounding tissue. >> this course of radiation therapy usually lasts about six weeks and is given through every-day treatment, five days a week, for the whole course of treatment. >> reporter: martina struggled with how to tell others the news. she had to come to terms with the surgery and about 25 radiation treatments that lay ahead. >> when i first was diagnosed with dcis i thought for sure i would keep it quiet and private. nobody needs to know. it's a very personal issue, of course. and i wanted to save my inform for fighting it and then i talked to some friends and they were like, oh, yeah, i need to go for my mammogram. and i realized how many women
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put it off and i thought i would use this as a platform tone courage women and remind them to take care of themselves and go tore their yearly checkup arrest word that cancer touched the ultimate athlete, this was big news. >> in england when this story broke, when i broke it, i was like on the front page of most newspapers in england. it was like, wow! and the story got bigger and billinger. >> i was shocked. i read it in the newspaper. i was in london. and i read the papers and i couldn't believe it. >> i have so many friends with breast cancer and i'm thinking, that just shows you, you never know. >> reporter: despite the diagnosis, martina refused to slow down. like so many women in that situation, she wanted to continue with at least a semblance of normal life. >> i had a chance to practice with martina two days before she
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left to indian wells to do the for haiti and we played together and i said to her, martina, are you sure you want to do this? maybe you should go home and take care of yourself? don't do anything? but knowing martina, you have to understand that she feels the best when she's busy. she feels the best when she's on the tennis court. >> reporter: on march 15th, martina navratilova surrounded by her support team traveled to the u.s. state of colorado for the first stage of her treatment. a lump ectomy. this removes the lump along with the tissue around the area. it's a breast-preserving surgery, far less radical than a mastectomy. is surgery usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. but this is only one step on the journey to become cancer free. >> i didn't have to have chemo. the surgery was minor compared to other surgeries.
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i was out of the hospital that day. so -- and radiation, not chemo. so nothing to knock me on my butt and really suffer from. so i was fortunate that i got the kind of cancer that you can control this way. >> reporter: less than two weeks after surgery, she's on a bike, competing in a triathlon relay in hawaii. >> you usually encourage women to keep a physical activity during their course of treatment. we also encouraged them to keep their working activity, if they can. i think it's an important component of the rehabilitation and treatment and be able to continue with the normal life and with a social life. >> reporter: martina was determined to challenge the disease, just as aggressively as she would any opponent. but at any woman who has battled cancer can tell you it's an elusive opponent. every day.
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i think i had great childhood growing up in a small town of about 5,000 people. we lived just a stone's throw from the train station so it was very accessible to go to prague and we went to the club most days, to the tennis club and played tennis there. and then when i was 7, my dad took me on the real court and said, when you can hit a forehand with one hand i'll start teaching you and that was the beginning of my tennis career. >> reporter: martina navratilova would soon be on her way to becoming the most successful tennis player of all time. the one opponent standing in her way was a check slovakian government. as her star rose, she faced more pressure to play according to the government's rules. or risk never playing abroad again.
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>> my dad says, if you leave, don't come back, no matter what we say, don't come back and don't tell your mom. >> reporter: a bold decision. at 18 years old, drawing upon the reserves of courage acquired through her years in competitive sports. martina navratilova said "good-bye" to her homeland and her life as she knew it and she defected to the united states. >> of course, i'm so happy with how my life turned out but i regret the fact i had to leave so -- i missed those years with my family. that's the one thing i can't have back. >> reporter: martina navratilova's success and bravery abroad struck a cord with another tennis player growing up in check slovakia. she had heard of martina from a young age. >> i remember clearly speaking into the center court just standing on the stairs, trying
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to take a peek when she was playing in one of her matches. and i remember it was a great experience. >> reporter: now, a quarter century later, and a half they are together in the court, older, and part of the french open's legend tournament. martina navratilova is committed to fulfill her commitment to play. but her coach, part of her support team, are concerned about her health. can she take the stress? >> we'll created a family for her, for this six weeks. we're going to do everything we can to become her mom, her dad, friends, cook, driver, whatever she needs from us, we're there. make her laugh, have fun on the court. work out, laugh a lot. because i know the more you laugh, you can always get five
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more years to live. so we laughed a lot. >> reporter: the next stage of the treatment, radiation, will begin on may 12th. radiation therapy, also called radial therapy is a highly targeted effective way to destroy microscopic tumors that may have escaped surgery. in martina's case she'll get radiation therapy for four to five times a week for six weeks. >> this kinds of breast cancer are those that are diagnosed early, thanks to mammogram screening -- >> the radiation made me stay put but it worked out i can get it done in paris and that will be week three and four. those will be the only two weeks i'm working during the six weeks of the radiation so i have a pretty easy go, i think.
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i started the radiation. i'm on week two. it is a six-week process. they say you get tired on week four, five, six. it's very individual. i feel nothing. you lay on the table and the treatment only lasts like three or four minutes. they organize you and this scarf is not just a statement, i am marked on my breast where the radiation goes so that you're positioned just right on the table. once they get you organized it's like two minutes. it's weird laying there because you're getting rays put in your body that are making sure that the cancer hopefully doesn't come back be at the same time, good cells as well. it's like this mixed emotion about it. four treatments to go. so far so good. we start in three days. i'm ready to go so i'm dpieted about that. >> i think this match will be
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the final. >> reporter: like the hundreds of thousands of women dealing with breast cancer worldwide there's little time for martina to dwell on how she's feeling. she has to get to work. >> she's done it! >> the third break point of the match. she's not going to beat herself. you're going to have to take it to her. >> a lifetime of tennis knowledge makes her a valuable and inciteful commentator but before the booth each morning, martina must get her targeted dose of radiation. >> it feels weird laying on the table and getting zapped with boy zon, basically. it's poison that will help you in the longrun. the play verse been supportive and the whole tennis community. so, again, it's like a family. it's like an extended family. it's been great to get the support from them. i've given a lot to the tennis game and to the tennis community and now i'm taking it right back.
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>> reporter: her day is long from over. now it's her turn to play. this is an important outing. because fans are going to see her play for the first time since her diagnosis. >> you know, you just go play a match and you don't know if the clapping is for my career or they're feeling sorry pore more or a combination or what but there are a lot of well-wishers there. people, you know, empathizing and wishing me well. so it's nice to get that kind of energy. >> she always made the effort to go out and play because that's what she loves to do and she needed the exercise to get rid of all the tiredness and just sitting in the commentary box. so it was very hard. and i think that when we played our first match, it was great. the atmosphere was really, really nice and the setting was full so she felt really good.
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>> martina navratilova and jana overpower their opponents but martina's toughest day is yet to come. [panting] mark! anna! aah! aah! ha! ah! whoo! hee! heave! forgot your lunch. give me. give me. hee! ohh! ohh!
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>> it's getting a little sore. getting a little rundown. i go upstairs, up -- i take the steps, the two stories and it's getting a little more tired when i get to the top these days. but overall, little sore. sort of like a pressure, you know, on the breast. felt like a grip and doesn't let go. it's not horrible yet. we'll see. hallelujah. i can sit down. >> one side effect of radiation therapy is exhaustion, the body works to row pair damage to healthy cells. >> my worst day by far of the six weeks was friday of the fourth week, the day of -- i think we played thursday and then we played saturday and friday i went to hit and i was so tired, i lost it after 15 minutes. i had to stop.
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i had no energy. and i thought -- and it gets worse usually. so saturday was not as bad a day but i was -- that was my second worst day. >> often women try to take it easy near the end of radiation therapy, but that wasn't really an option for navratilomartina navratilova as she fought through the exhaustion, her support team looked on with concern. >> she was in pain. she was very tired and i felt like she maybe would pass out or something like this. i was very scared for her. but that day in the final the willpower of not even saying -- she didn't say she doesn't feel good. you just knew it. and i was scared for her. maybe you're pushing a little bit too much right now. >> when you are playing with
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martina it's one thing. when you are playing with martina and you know everything she is going through, it's very emotional. very emotional. i remember i really wanted to win this match not just to win because we like to win but just to do it for her. >> the pair won the french open legends tournament convincingly. >> yeah, it's nice to win. i played better the second set. i was really tired in the first set. i wasn't seeing the ball and then i warmed you up, so to speak, and i played well. >> navratilova was ready for a break after the french open. she wanted time to herself out of the limelight to complete her remaining two weeks of radiation. >> i'm definitely looking to the finish line now. i'm looking forward to that. >> in the beginning it's a long way ahead and it's better not to really think about it.
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>> so i had a slight case of depression last week. this week i've been better. a little jumpy, a little on the soft side, easier to cry. i cry pretty easily anyways so it's kind of hard to measure. a little more grumpy but controllable for the most part. >> june 16th, the day martina navratilova had looked forward to for a while, the day of her last radiation treatment. >> today when i took a shower, my breast was really sore for the first time and i know some of the side effects are that you don't want anything to touch your skin because it's so sensitive. so today i felt uncomfortable for the first time but it went away after five or ten minutes and now i feel fine. >> on this morning and a half mafr and a ha martina navratilova had her tennis partner by her side. >> she had a big smile on her face and she's like, last one, one more to go.
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>> in the last minute when i was on the table i wanted to rebel and just get off, run away, but i stayed there. i didn't want to give the nurses a heart attack. but i wanted to like control it instead of it controlling me. i ended up being a good girl as urine and stayed there. >> rocky. as soon as she was out of there, she was just so happy, so relieved and i told her, i hope that you will never have to go through this again. >> i'm getting so many texts and e-mails, we're going to have a little party tonight and celebrate. it's a different kind of a celebration, but a celebration nevertheless. it was like saying [ bleep ] i'm out of here. never again. i'm never going to see you again. done. finished. thank you. >> a circle of close friends
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celebrate martina navratilova's milestone, her radiation treatments finally finished. >> the doctor said yesterday that i may feel some depression now that it's finished and i have nothing else to do. i'm like, no way am i going to be depressed. i'm so happy. i've been waiting for a long time. >> like all women who have been diagnosed with cancer she will see her doctor regularly to be sure there's no reoccurrence. she will have a mammogram every six months. >> just being in the waiting room here and seeing all the women, half of them have a wig on, they're all marked. we have the same markings. the strength of women really came through for me in this. just thankful that, again, i caught it when i did, that i didn't wait another year. just do that mammogram later and followed up. i did the things that i was supposed to do and i'm done with it and i will be meticulous now about going to the doctor, getting the six months checkups
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and one-year checkups. i'm not going to let that lapse again. two days after her final radiation treatment in paris, navratilova returns to wimbledon. it's a familiar trip, one she's made every year since 1973. >> i'm feelly great. i'm feeling better every day. yeah. physically and emotionally. i really feel like i'm picking myself up. i'm looking forward to getting on the court with now my energy level almost back to normal. >> navratilova and novotna won all three of their matches and have earned a place in the final. at the age of 53, there's yet another entry in wimbledon's history books for martina navratilova. this time with novotna by her side.
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with the fans on their feet, navratilova and novotna celebrate their title with one final victory lap. >> now i'm happy that i get to rest and sort of take care of myself. i haven't really had a chance to cry, you know. even since i was diagnosed i've been pretty much nonstop. i'm glad to have some time in july and august to myself and really reset the clock and re-evaluate everything. i think a lot of people still thought there was much more serious surgery and the chemo and all this and it was just radiation. just radiation. so i really feel like i escaped the big "c." it's a very scary word, but i learned a lot and i hope i don't have to go through something like that for a long time. but if it happens again, i'll be
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